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Sayonara, Smelly Starnes

It’s official: the UFC has released Kalib Starnes from his contract:

After losing a unanimous decision on scores of 30-26, 30-27, and an unheard-of 30-24, Starnes received even worse news: He was cut from his contract by UFC president Dana White.

“He just doesn’t belong in the UFC and after his performance the other night, he should consider a new line of work,” White said Monday.

Considering Dana White is the king of saying mean things, this is a pretty buttoned down response. I’ve always got the strange feeling that Dana liked Kalib Starnes … how else can you explain Starnes-Leben winning Fight of the Night several months ago? So while getting released from the UFC certainly sucks, at least he didn’t get the “fucking pussy ass poser” speech that Dana has been putting together on TUF.

We’ll always remember you, man.

  • Atom

    I can’t find anything wrong with this posts.

  • mikeo

    beer kills brain cells

  • I signed up for Fightliner

    I may have Alzheimer’s but at least I don’t have Alzheimer’s.

  • garth

    great job protesting fighter pay, starnes…you say nothing at all about it prefight, then put on a crap performance, then get cut from your contract. i guess he can’t protest fighter pay now, as he has none.

  • Sofian

    imagine if smelly starnes winds up fighting for affliction? we can have the battle of the smelly 185ers with him and Lindland, sponsoder by speed stick.

  • andres

    Woah you don’t have to repeat yourself its not funny the second time it never is

  • fightlinker

    Goddamn WordPress! it’s doing this on a regular basis now!

  • Lifer

    mad props for those homophobic statements released right into the camera! youre really fronting the cause for ignorant, man-child cowards everywhere!

  • Jemaleddin

    I think this is the highest quality post I have ever read. quality post I have ever read.

  • #1 jackal

    you can say that again

  • #1 jackal

    you can say that again.

  • ajadoniz

    good. fuck him. he belongs in cross country running.

  • koolpaw

    “he should consider a new line of work” ?

    means Dana White wants him to win the Gold medal of Marathon in Beijing Olympic Games for

    CANADA !

  • EdenMachine

    Fight Linker – can you track the validity of this down?

    “…It was his last fight under his UFC contract… He was mad that UFC did not help with his medical expenses from this last fight… So this was a F you to Dana White

    He will be signing with Elite X soon…”

    If this is indeed true (that his medical was not paid for) then I guess I kind of can see why he would do this and it’s not exactly a studio thing to do. Get the fight over without getting hurt so he can sign with another org un-hurt.

  • Lifer

    plus the added benefit of being the mostly widely known 30-24 in MMA history!

  • Steve4192

    #14 – I’m fairly certain the UFC was required by OSAC (Starne’s head vagina was incurred in Ohio) to pay for medical insurance for each fighter on their card. If Starnes got stiffed, he needs to take that up with the HMO or the insurance company, not the UFC.

    I suspect he tried to get some additional work done (that was unrelated to his fight) and the insurance company put the kibosh on it.

  • dignan

    As with all first world countries with socialized medicine, ALL OF THEM EXCEPT THE U.S., the people actually do pay…and it is not free. They are taxed for it.

    Check your facts.

  • nem0


    I, for one, am not disappointed to see Starnes get the boot. Seriously, there’s protesting, and there’s being a douche, and he crossed the line. And then turned around and pooped on it. And then got mad when Quarry deservedly mocked him.


  • Jonathan

    Starnes sucks and is a pussy and I hope that he works at a Burger King for the rest of his worthless and pointless life. I hope that he is dogged from here and eternity for being a pussy and not fighting.,..nay, even showing up for a fight in his home country. He is an absolute disgrace to Canada, mixed martial arts, and the male gender. He is a total and lifeless clam who does deserve to live.
    May he burn in some sort of intolerable and un-ending fortress of hell.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    Wow that was quick. We, the fans, were calling for Dana to cut Starnes from the UFC roster on Sunday and he delivered the following day. Nice. I’m still not gonna call Starnes a pussy because I’m not a pro fighter but he really should consider another line of work because he doesn’t have the dedication for pro fighting. If he wants good pay and benefits (not that I agree with giving fighters shitty pay), he shouldn’t be fighting professionally, he should be talking to my uncle who owns a construction company. In all combat sports, fighters get paid shit until they get to a certain level that the vast majority will never reach.

    Or better yet maybe Kalib should try out for Canadian olympic cross country (or whatever they call it there) team in 2012. Running for a long while seems to be his forte.

  • Joon4s

    Starnes will be huge in IFL.

  • dignan

    I knew that motherfucker would have a major excuse…

    “Right now, I have a broken foot [that] I sustained with the first kick I threw in the fight,” Starnes said. “My leg is purple and black from my knee up, I have a black eye, a sprained jaw, and he’s questioning my desire to fight? If that isn’t enough to satisfy him and the crowd, I can show them the medical report. I can barely walk. [Quarry] totally destroyed my thigh with those kicks. I’m sure a lot of people would rather see me suffer a traumatic brain injury and be rendered unconscious. That’s too bad. If that’s what they want, they’re paying the wrong guy $10,000 to get his brain smashed in.”